Today’s Headlines

  • The transportation security fallout from Christmas Day plane-bombing attempt (NYT)
  • Transit saw a 3.8 percent drop in ridership during the first 9 months of 2009 … (NYT Blogs)
  • … but not in San Francisco (SF Gate)
  • Siemens among the manufacturers poised to drive a future U.S. high-speed rail boom (Reuters)
  • While the Obama administration pushes for new rail safety rules, D.C.’s local transit overseers continue to take a lax approach (WaPo)
  • New York, Pennsylvania, and other transit-rich states could see a drop in federal representation, according to new Census estimates (CNN Money)
  • Price of polluting falls after lackluster Copenhagen outcome (WSJ Blogs)
  • Business columnist Wessel: Harsh economic realities could push gas tax higher on the Washington agenda (WSJ)
  • New omnibus spending bill has lots of help for metro areas (TNR’s Avenue)

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Kerry reveals details of upcoming Senate climate bill (Politico) Conservatives anxiously eyeing LaHood’s next move at U.S. DOT (Amer. Spectator) Transit equity advocates painting giant red "X" on Atlanta rail cars today to protest service cuts (Creative Loafing) Portland gets $2.4m grant from feds to work on new, overhead wire-free streetcar technology (Prog. RR’ing) A […]

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More coverage of yesterday’s release of transit and road projects "ready to go" for Congress’ jobs bill (WSJ, Det. News, WashPost, Free Press, Politics Daily) A crucial footnote in the debate over using bailout money on infrastructure: $1 for TARP isn’t $1 for budgeting purposes (Ezra Klein) Maryland governor cheers the prospects for a new […]

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Democrats in Congress may tone down their new auto safety bill in response to industry complaints (WSJ) D.C. considers using "value capture" methods, harnessing business gains from transit to pay for new streetcars (WashPost) Joel Epstein on L.A.’s push to break from its past and embrace transit New York in need of a statewide high-speed […]

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A Massachusetts NIMBY fight finally gets resolved as Salazar okays a new wind farm off Cape Cod (WaPo Blogs) Houston light rail could lose federal funding thanks to concerns over compliance with "Buy American" rules (Chronicle) Trains that run on beef fat? Amtrak is starting the experiment (Det. News) Auto dealers continue twisting arms to […]

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The Wall Street Journal editorial board and its, uh, actual reporters don’t see eye-to-eye on the climate issue (Grist) Not a joke: Now that the developed world is consuming less of its oil, the Saudi government wants compensation (NYT) The White House economic recovery effort is slated to release its first round of job-creation estimates […]

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Harvard economist Ed Glaeser takes a look at the sprawl-inducing home buyer’s tax credit, a policy only "a real estate agent could love" (NYT Blog) Confirmation of what you heard here last month: The No. 2 Senate Democrat thinks a gas tax needs to be on the table to fund a transportation bill next year […]